Why the original Portal is a better game than Portal 2 - Portal 2 may be a quite brilliant title, but James Bowden argues it doesn't quite reach the same dizzy heights achieved by the original Portal.

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fluffydelusions2492d ago

Sorry, but the 2nd one is leaps and bounds better and that is coming from someone who loves the original as well.

-Alpha2492d ago (Edited 2492d ago )

I loved it-- the one complaint I here from P1 fans is that P1 had multiple ways to solve a puzzle while this only has 1 or 2.

Basically, they made things a bit more casual. In the last boss fight, they make the means to kill the boss easy for the sake of the cinematics, for example.

Personally, when the user generated content comes out, I am going to have a blast with what the community creates. IMO Portal 2 wasn't THAT hard, but I was definitely stumped 4 or 5 times for over 20 minutes. The difficulty felt just right, and with UGC and DLC the game will easily reward those who may have been disappointed in the game's easier gameplay

Venatus-Deus2491d ago

As somebody who has enjoyed both, I remember the first being a lot harder.

Not saying better, just harder IMO,

RedDead2492d ago (Edited 2492d ago )

Finished Portal 2. So overrated it's not even funny. Way too easy. I would give an 8/10. Somehow being different means it's 96/100. No. No it does not.


fluffydelusions2492d ago (Edited 2492d ago )

They intentionally made it not so difficult. If you view past interviews you'll see Valve tracks everything and noted where people gave up on the first one. Also, they did tons of play testing to find the right level of difficulty that would appeal to a wider audience.

-Alpha2492d ago

Whoa, whoa, whoa!

The dialogue is the best I've ever heard this year (or this gen for that matter), the writing is immensely clever, the puzzles are very enjoyable, the story is awesome, the characters are lovable and unique, the co-op is a blast-- it's the best game I've played this year.

Wizziokid2492d ago

really? the second one is 10x better and I'm only on chapter 8. and yes I have played and completed the first Portal

kyl2772491d ago

There are 9 chapters so you are virtually at the end now.

theonlylolking2492d ago

Yeeeaaaahhhhhhhhh, NO!

Portal 2 is way better than portal 1. Portal 2 IMO easily the best valve made game ever.

Lamarthedancer2492d ago (Edited 2492d ago )

Portal better then Portal 2......Not really

The only thing which bugged me about Portal 2 is that they cut the single player in half for co-op and it's made Valve take this "Co-op added someway in every game we make" path.

I know it was longer then the first but when you got to the end you wanted more from it :)

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